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We are looking for an Evaluator

Household wishes to appoint an evaluator to work with the small staff team whilst delivering Homeward Bound, a programme of participatory art activities in collaboration with local residents, partners and organisations in Sailortown, a historical Belfast neighbourhood. 

This role, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, requires an experienced evaluator able to support the Household team to use Homeward Bound as a demonstration model for the delivery of high-quality artistic activity that benefits audiences and participants and fosters new relationships and approaches.

We require an evaluator who will work alongside us, who we can learn from, and who will act as an external eye to assist us in collating and evaluating data, bringing a degree of objectivity to the process of delivering the programme whilst simultaneously building internal capacity. 

Detailed information can be found in the tender document, available here (PDF). We are happy to receive applications from individuals and teams.

Send applications to Alissa Kleist and Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell at info@householdbelfast.co.uk no later than Friday 2 August 2019. The selection process will take place within one week of this date. Any queries should be directed to the aforementioned email address. We anticipate this post to commence at the start of September 2019.

Thinking the Future for Radical Social Change: Dialogues on Theory and Practice

We are honoured to be part of ‘Thinking the Future for Radical Social Change: Dialogues on Theory and Practice’ this Thursday (6pm, 27th June), a symposium featuring an impressive lineup of speakers including Professors Peggy Phelan (Performance Studies, Stanford University) and Isabell Lorey (Queer Studies, KHM/EIPCP); Clare Bailey (Green Party Northern Ireland); Emma Campbell (Alliance for Choice); Clare Gormley (The MAC); and Sipho Sibanda (Housing 4 All NI and Refugees Welcome NI), organised by the interdisciplinary ‘Time/Temporality/Futurity’ Reading Group at Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with The MAC.

In the present political moment questions about the present, the future and their link to radical social change are pressing worldwide. What will the future look like? How can we navigate to a better future in troubling presents? What are the possibilities for radical social change in the present? What possibilities does collective action for radical social change hold for the present and future? This event brings together politicians, grassroots political activists, artists, and academics to explore these questions. More information can be found here: https://themaclive.com/event/thinking-the-future-for-radical-social-change-dialogues-on-theory-and-pract

Image: ‘The Classroom’ by artist Arcmanoro Niles, which will be part of the exhibition On Refusal: Representation & Resistance in Contemporary American Art later this year in The MAC

StreetSpace 2019

We will be talking about Public Art, making maps and working with the participants of the superb StreetSpace workshops on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th June at City Hall. The focus of this year’s workshops is the Clifton Gateway (Donegall Street, Clifton Street and Crumlin Road) in North Belfast. We will explore the complexity of this area and investigate the potential of these streets to provide fair, accessible and diverse places for people – important learning that can be applied in other city neighbourhoods, like Sailortown!

Maps produced by the workshop participants will be exhibited at PLACE from Thursday 20th June.

 

Household at the Maritime Mile Festival

The Crew and their Captain

Request the pleasure of your company for dining and celebration honouring the lives and stories of the people of Sailortown, as part of the Belfast Maritime Festival.
Saturday 25th May 2019.

Free tasty treats, refreshments and food-related activities will be available from 2 pm till 5 pm.

THE CAPTAINS TABLE @ The Mission to Seafarers, Sailortown (Princes Dock Street)